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Re: New car time
« Reply #90 on: August 12, 2019, 02:30:18 pm »
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Re: New car time
« Reply #91 on: August 12, 2019, 02:52:33 pm »
Wait, so that makes a total of three Bolts on CarSPIN?

Is the Bolt the most commonly owned car model on CarSPIN...?  :hmm:

I thought it's the Miata? 

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Re: New car time
« Reply #92 on: August 12, 2019, 02:54:43 pm »
Nice colour :ohyeah:.
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Re: New car time
« Reply #93 on: August 12, 2019, 03:32:11 pm »
Woah, cool! I really like the bolt. Need details on the deal too. How used and how much?

77k miles, $18.5k

Mileage is a bit high but the battery doesn't seem to have degraded at all. The car is in fantastic shape.
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Re: New car time
« Reply #94 on: August 12, 2019, 04:31:33 pm »
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Re: New car time
« Reply #95 on: August 12, 2019, 05:03:49 pm »
Looks good!

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Re: New car time
« Reply #96 on: August 12, 2019, 05:17:43 pm »
NICE.......
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Re: New car time
« Reply #97 on: August 13, 2019, 01:16:58 pm »
Whenever I see a Bolt, I think of the 12,000 RPM quote "battleclad dodge ball".  I find that description so funny :lol:

I like it (your Bolt).  I should consider a used/certified Bolt.  I'd love one as another car but insurance plus Connecticut vehicle tax makes owning another car not a good option. I'd have to get rid of my Crosstrek which I still have about 15 months left till I own it from the bank.   

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Re: New car time
« Reply #98 on: August 13, 2019, 07:22:02 pm »
Whenever I see a Bolt, I think of the 12,000 RPM quote "battleclad dodge ball".  I find that description so funny :lol:
WTF, when did I say that :wtf: That was funny :lol:

I am still hoping for some more stylish EVs
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Re: New car time
« Reply #99 on: August 13, 2019, 07:37:37 pm »
I think the front end is sexy but the rear is a bit meh
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Re: New car time
« Reply #100 on: August 13, 2019, 08:21:28 pm »
Here's a fun thing to do: go to autozone.com and "add a vehicle". 2017 Chevy Bolt. Look at the "engine options" it gives you.
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Re: New car time
« Reply #101 on: August 13, 2019, 08:24:31 pm »
Here's a fun thing to do: go to autozone.com and "add a vehicle". 2017 Chevy Bolt. Look at the "engine options" it gives you.

15, eh?
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Re: New car time
« Reply #102 on: August 13, 2019, 08:25:20 pm »
Nice! I like the color.
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Re: New car time
« Reply #103 on: August 13, 2019, 08:50:14 pm »
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Re: New car time
« Reply #104 on: August 13, 2019, 09:04:45 pm »
WTF, when did I say that :wtf: That was funny :lol:

I am still hoping for some more stylish EVs


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« by 12,000 RPM on November 08, 2018, 05:24:09 am »
......  from the Kona and Bolt if you like battle clad dodgeballs). And hybrids are getting to where the  ......


also this one:

Using Tesla as an example of any auto business norm is fallacious. I agree with Soup... people will pay good money for EVs if they are convinced. The problem, as I hate to admit, is as r0tor said- most mainstream EV offerings look like dodgeballs you want to kick into the outfield. An EV from a mainstream manufacturer with the presence of a Model S (and none of Tesla's BS) would do very well. Especially at a decent price point.


I like how it looks, in a battle clad dodgeball way  :lol:

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Re: New car time
« Reply #105 on: August 14, 2019, 03:13:13 am »
Looks sharp!  :ohyeah:

Also, rare Fiat 500e charging next to it!
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Re: New car time
« Reply #106 on: August 14, 2019, 05:56:21 am »
Yeah I like how the Bolt looks, though obviously I like hatches in general.

If the Bolt was AWD it would probably be closest to my ideal electric car (currently on the market).

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Re: New car time
« Reply #107 on: August 14, 2019, 10:12:34 am »
Looks sharp!  :ohyeah:

Also, rare Fiat 500e charging next to it!

There used to be around 10 Fiat 500e in our parking lot.  Most of those I believe have transitioned to a Bolt after their lease expired though.

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Re: New car time
« Reply #108 on: August 14, 2019, 10:14:03 am »
500e drivers are seldom happy about their cars. Huge zpOSes.
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Re: New car time
« Reply #109 on: August 14, 2019, 11:49:29 am »
There used to be around 10 Fiat 500e in our parking lot.  Most of those I believe have transitioned to a Bolt after their lease expired though.

I can imagine. Supposedly they had very bad range. Fine for the city, terrible for a short hop out of the city.
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Re: New car time
« Reply #110 on: August 14, 2019, 12:09:57 pm »
Yeah, the Bolt and Teslas are the ones that are actually usable as normal cars. Most other EVs are only OK and you need to charge every day.
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Re: New car time
« Reply #111 on: August 14, 2019, 12:11:45 pm »
I was originally looking at 2nd Gen Volts but the back seat headroom was pretty tight and I think the Bolts will be far more reliable due to their simplicity, while Volts are the opposite of simple. Since I'm keeping the Mazda 6, we do have another car to take longer trips in. And we can always rent a car for a roadtrip if we want.
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Re: New car time
« Reply #112 on: August 14, 2019, 12:27:48 pm »
I was originally looking at 2nd Gen Volts but the back seat headroom was pretty tight and I think the Bolts will be far more reliable due to their simplicity, while Volts are the opposite of simple. Since I'm keeping the Mazda 6, we do have another car to take longer trips in. And we can always rent a car for a roadtrip if we want.

Volts are a good compromise if you have no means to charge.  Bolt in reality is a hot hatch though.  It handles really nicely for what it is too.

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Re: New car time
« Reply #113 on: August 14, 2019, 12:41:38 pm »
Here's my list of mods/improvements:
- had to buy another pair of sunglasses to keep in the car. I've bought the same pair like 4 times from Amazon and have 1 in each car. :lol:
- sun shade from Walmart
- Weather tech cut to fit floor mats (1/3 the cost of custom fit weather techs)
- another key/remote
- false floor (Standard on Premieres but not on my LT. Costs about $130 for the parts)
- window tint. I'm thinking 40-50%, maybe ceramic?

I already put a stick on the back window. I can take a pic of it later.
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Re: New car time
« Reply #114 on: August 14, 2019, 01:27:50 pm »
Same color as ours. We've done 70k kms on it. No problems what so ever
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Re: New car time
« Reply #115 on: August 14, 2019, 01:30:53 pm »
I don't think high milage will be problematic. EV batteries so far has held up really well, and drivetrains are really simple.

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Re: New car time
« Reply #116 on: August 14, 2019, 01:48:39 pm »
I don't think high milage will be problematic. EV batteries so far has held up really well, and drivetrains are really simple.



Yeah, the batteries are the only thing I'm even remotely worried about, and at 75k miles it's showing no signs of degradation. (btw I lied, it had 74,680 miles on it when I drove off the lot, not 77k)

I don't even touch the brakes since I drive in L. Maybe once a week I should drive in D to clean the brakes off.
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Re: New car time
« Reply #117 on: August 14, 2019, 02:01:26 pm »
I don't think high milage will be problematic. EV batteries so far has held up really well, and drivetrains are really simple.

Longer range EVs have much better life b/c you're not frequently dipping into the battery's reserves. Li-ion batteries hate that shit.
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Re: New car time
« Reply #118 on: August 14, 2019, 02:02:48 pm »
I don't think high milage will be problematic. EV batteries so far has held up really well, and drivetrains are really simple.
What kind of service/maintenance is needed and at what intervals?
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Re: New car time
« Reply #119 on: August 14, 2019, 03:02:16 pm »
What kind of service/maintenance is needed and at what intervals?

That alone pushes me to get an EV.  I’m assuming all you need to do for the first 100,000 miles is tires?  I don’t know though.